Drivers Beware! Navigating the 25 Most Deadly Roads in New Jersey
Being a driver in New Jersey is a skill.
New Jersey residents (well most of us) have a sixth sense when we hit the road.
Some areas are better than others. Still, there are treacherous spans of highways that can be downright deadly.
So, what makes a road dangerous?
- First and foremost, poor road conditions. This includes numerous potholes and uneven surfaces.
- Lack of signage and road markings can make a roadway treacherous. Correct signage and road markings are essential for helping drivers.
- Roads that are poorly lit, especially at night, can make it difficult for drivers to see obstacles, pedestrians, and other vehicles.
- Narrow lanes and shoulders can increase the risk of an accident and make it difficult for drivers to maneuver their vehicles safely.
- Here in New Jersey, this is a big one. Roads with high traffic volumes. These roads are more likely to experience accidents due to congestion, speeding, and reckless driving.
- Roads with sharp curves can be dangerous, especially if drivers are not familiar with the area.
- Poor weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and fog, can decrease visibility and increase the risk of accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did a fatality analysis report on fatal vehicle crashes in the U.S. from 2016-2019.
Using the data from the New Jersey findings and taking into consideration the length of the road is how this rundown was determined.
Buckle up, and drive safely.